Sure you have noticed we LOVE Essential Oils! However, our knowledge about essential oils did not come overnight and it continues to expand. We truly enjoy learning about all the many benefits that essential oils have. We want to share with you some books that have been very useful as guides and information.

One of our favorites is “Modern Essentials Usage Guide: A Quick Guide To The Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils”. There are two versions of this book, a mini guide and a full version. These guides cover everything from the Science to the Application of essential oils. To learn more about the book click here for the mini guide or here for the big version of the book.

Another useful book is “The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils“. It is an in-depth book, but easy to understand at the same time. Check it out by clicking here.

Hope these are helpful! If you have any book suggestions, please feel free to share! We value your input and feedback!

The sisters

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If you are looking for an all natural lip balm, then look no further!  Our lip balm consists of all natural ingredients and features the only Peppermint Essential Oil we use which is Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade.  Tested and approved by our entire family, this lip balm is extra moisturizing and long lasting.  It has a nice, but not too strong tingling sensation that is refreshing and invigorating.

Safe for kids!

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Unrefined Wildcrafted Shea Butter, Unrefined Wheat Germ Oil, 100% Natural Glycerin, Vitamin E Acetate (a a natural preservative), Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Peppermint Essential Oil, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Lavender Essential Oil.

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We went to one of our favorite coffee shops in our neighborhood in Daegu and they had changed decor.  I immediately noticed these cute hanging plants and their “pots”.  I have not tried to make one, but it looks simple enough and it’s a great way to recycle old light bulbs.

I just had to share, because it is a very clever idea!

Enjoy!

Samara

About a year ago I really wanted to try those body wrap things everyone was talking about.  After meeting with the lady that sold me one I started learning about It Works! and the  products they had to offer.  I am quite a skeptic when it comes to a lot of products that claim so many health benefits, but when I heard that this one specific “drink” provides 8 plus servings of fruits and vegetables and helps detoxify, I wanted to try it.  Needless to say, our whole family loves It Works! Greens.

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The main reason why I wanted to blog about Greens is to share our personal story of going from prescription medication for our daughter to none at all.  I know no one likes to talk about constipation, but sadly enough , several years ago our daughter suffered from horrible constipation and she was even sent to see a GI doctor.  They prescribed medicine to go to the bathroom and she needed it at least every other day.  She was a picky eater (not so much anymore!) and she rarely ate her veggies.  So, looking for alternatives I decided to have her try the Greens with some orange juice and she liked it!  We noticed how well she was going to the bathroom and stopped the medication.  I can say now that she has been medication free for a year!  She loves her Greens and even asks for them!

I for one cannot go without my Greens!  That is the first thing I drink in the morning.  They energize me and I feel great!  Our entire little family enjoys Greens very much.

So, this is what Greens are all about!

  • Comes in Orange and Berry flavor
  • It’s an alkalizing drink powder
  • Detoxifies
  • Promotes pH balance within the body
  • 8 plus servings of fruits and vegetables in every scoop
  • Energizes
  • 38 herbs and nutrient-rich foods
  • Non GMO ingredients
  • Free radical-fighting antioxidants

And here is a little recipe that works great for whitening teeth!!  I know, I’ve had the question before:  Greens to whiten?  Yes!!!!  Adding Greens to your whitening regime makes it quicker and better!

You need:

  1. 1 tsp Greens
  2. 1 tsp Baking Soda
  3. 1 tsp Hydrogen Peroxide
  4. Squirt of toothpaste

Mix all ingredients together (preferably in a container you can seal).  Brush teeth as usual with regular toothpaste and then brush teeth with the Greens mixture.  You will look funny for a minute or two, but it is worth it!

Like smoothies?  Here is a great smoothie recipe that Shamira enjoys daily!

You need:

  1. 4 oz Orange Juice
  2. 4 oz water
  3. 1/2 cup blueberries
  4. 1/2 cup strawberries
  5. 1 scoop of Greens

Mix together in blender and enjoy!

Are you a Greens user?  Share your ideas and recipes with us!

Click here for a full list of ingredients and more information about Greens.

*The opinions in this post are entirely Samara & Shamira’s and are for the sole purpose of sharing with readers about their personal experience with Greens.  Always consult your health care provider before taking any supplements, especially when considering giving to children.

Oh, the uses of Peppermint!!!  This magnificent Essential Oil has been used for centuries for many remedies and today it has become one of those “can’t be without” in our home.

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You may have noticed this Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Peppermint Essential Oil in our homemade lip balm.  It offers a truly great scent and wonderful feeling on the lips.  The Peppermint Essential Oil is soothing and refreshing, and the homemade lip balm is an ideal application method of this essential oil.

Steam distilled from leaves, this oil can be applied without dilution (with a carrier oil for children) and it helps relief many respiratory problems, inflammation, headaches, and its vapors offer a great energy booster.

Some other uses:

  • Diffuse in the air for a refreshing scent or help with congestion
  • Apply directly on an itchy spot. Dilution with a carrier oil may be necessary
  •  Inhale from bottle or place a couple of drops on a tissue or cotton ball to help relief nausea
  • Add some drops to your shower gel or hand soap

These are just some of the few benefits of Peppermint!  If you’d like more information please feel free to send us a message and we will gladly respond with more info.

Enjoy!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product or the opinions of Well Intended Insights are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

Did you know that there is a better and cheaper way to clean your fruits and veggies?  I don’t know about you, but I am a bit strict when it comes to washing what we eat, especially produce and since just rinsing them under running water does not completely take away all the “junk”, I had to find a simpler and more frugal solution. After much research and consideration I decided to make my own and it is fabulous!image

What you need:

  1. A clean spray bottle
  2. 1 cup of water
  3. 1 cup of white vinegar
  4. 2 tablespoons Baking Soda
  5. 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • Begin adding water to your spray bottle
  • Add Vinegar
  • SLOWLY add the Baking Soda.  The reaction of the vinegar and soda will result in foaming, so please, go slow and carefully.  (Kids have fun doing this! Great Science lesson!)
  • Add Lemon Essential Oil
  • Cover and shake well.
  • Store in a dry, dark place.  Always shake well before use.

To Use:

  • Spray fruits and vegetables
  • Let them sit for about 3-5 minutes (Note: I let soft skinned fruit sit a bit longer)
  • Rinse well
  • Store

imageimageI have a habit of washing our produce as soon as we get it and then store it in the fridge ready to go.  It’s very useful for when my daughter wants to grab a fruit snack.  All she has to do is go to the fridge and grab what she wants.

I have heard that this solution does not work with mushrooms.  I cannot say for sure, since I am an anti-mushroom freak.

Enjoy!

Samara

To all those men who are an inspiration to many, whether children of their own or just by being a father figure, we wish you a very Happy and Blessed Father’s Day!  Thank you for all you do and for training young men and women to become better people.  To our husbands: you guys are amazing!

If you’ve checked out our Laundry Soap then you have noticed that we use an Essential Oil called Purify.  So, let’s talk about this wonderful EO!

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Purify is one of doTerra’s Essential Oil Blends and it is one of our favorite blends to diffuse in our home.  Purify is a blend of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils designed to eliminate odors and other contaminates naturally.  It has a pleasant aroma and quickly eradicates odors, purifies the air, and brings a nice feeling of “clean” into your home.  Purify consists of a blend of lemon, lime, pine, citronella, melaleuca, and cilantro.

So, why do we use it in our Laundry Soap?  Not only does it kill bacteria, but it eliminates odors,  leaves clothes feeling clean and fresh.

This magnificent blend can be used in many ways around your home.  Here are a few examples:

  • Diffuse in your home to clean the environment
  • Use directly on the skin to soothe insect bites.
  • Mix with water in a spray bottle and spray on your mattress to get rid of bed bugs and/or deodorize.  Also spray on curtains and drapes!
  • Use as a natural air freshener
  • Put a couple of drops on a cotton ball and place in your car
  • Clean with it!  Mix in a pray bottle and clean counter tops, trash cans, etc..

As you can see, Purify can be used in many ways to keep your family safe from harmful chemicals and provide a healthy alternative.

Do you have any other ideas on how to use Purify?  Please share!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

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Thank you for your support!!!

The Sisters

Head on over to our Facebook page,  www.facebook.com/SamaraShamirasHomemadeProducts, and look for our post about the Lip Balm give away! All you have to do is “Like” the post and share our page with your friends in order to be entered into the raffle.  Enjoy and good luck!!!

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